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Shopping in Lake Arrowhead // Song of A Sparrow Soaps & Candles

Last summer while we were waiting for a table at Antlers in Twin Peaks, Chad and I wandered into the little Mountain High Market (the one they used in the film “Blue Jay“) and at checkout, Chad added a few bars of soap from local maker, Song of a Sparrow, that were sitting on the …

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Sunday House Crush // The Ultimate Oasis in Santa Barbara

Based solely on the exterior, I would not call this house an oasis, and to be honest, those weren’t my words anyway, but stolen from the listing, however, I do find this home oddly appealing with its expansive modern spaces designed with an old European vibe that I’m just drooling over. It’s confusing to describe …

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Book Review & Thoughts on Rules For Being a Girl

* Rules For Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell & Katie Cotugno This might seem a little bit silly to say considering I’m 45 years old and referring to YA (young adult) literature, complete with teen angst and problems I left behind almost 30 years ago… BUT OMG THIS BOOK WAS INCREDIBLE! Okay, incredible might …

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As Winter Melts… Flowers Competing for the Sun

What I’m Wearing… * Black turtleneck sweater (old) * Black leggings Victoria’s Secret (foldover yoga leggings are my favorite) – also seen here in a far cuter look I think – the reviews say these foldover leggings on amazon (for far less) are like the VS ones and now I want to try for myself! …

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Winter+Spring Outfit Styling Inspo // Cropped Wide Leg White Jeans

Last fall I bought a pair of ivory/white cropped wide leg Levi’s jeans with cute orange and pink and purple “V” stitching detail on the back above the pockets to wear with my brown Dr. Marten boots and rusty warm colored sweaters. However, I never ended up wearing them and they’re sitting in my closet …

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Old World Meets Contemporary Inside Gwyneth Paltrow’s Home

I stumbled upon Gwyneth Paltrow’s Architectural Digest home tour the other day on youtube and just HAD to share. You may have seen it already, because there are almost 2 million views at this point BUT if you haven’t seen it, give the video a quick watch because it’s a truly unique and beautiful home …